Courtesy of McGarry-Moon Architects
- Architects: McGarry-Moon Architects
- Location: Kilrea, Coleraine BT51, United Kingdom
- Project Year: 2017
- Contractor: Alan Moon Joinery & Building Contractor
Text description provided by the architects. The new office is situated in the lower garden of McGarry-Moons current home and studio, the award-winning Fallahogey House. Modelled to resemble the small agricultural metal sheds that abound in the rural locality, the office mirrors vernacular architecture, without mimicking it. Whilst the corten-clad exterior appears seamless and restrained, the interior reveals a surprising play in levels, serving several functions within a small area. Not only is the building to become the new office, it is also a garage for the nearby house, and is to be able to provide in the future a level access bedroom and shower room, for relatives with mobility issues.
The office is accessed via a perforated corten steel bridge,
Inside, glazed gables cloaked in perforated corten and a long roof light throw light into the triple-height space. The entrance level houses the wc, and private meeting room/bedroom, with a set of stairs leading up to a mezzanine level, and a few steps down taking you to a casual meeting space. This overlooks the main office space on the lowest level, which sunk into the ground, will enjoy views over the grass to the newly planted orchard.
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